World Energy Data Report - Vol 2: 2019 Fuel Source Breakdown
This data serves as a general baseline for the work that must be done to achieve the 65% Renewable Energy Transition Goal set by the Paris Agreement. It will show you which countries are leading the way in *Renewable Energy Transition*, and which countries are still highly dependent on Oil, Coal or Natural Gas for their energy needs.
World Energy Data Report - Vol 1: The Top Consumers
One of the most important steps to take in confronting a problem is to learn about it and understand its roots. Currently, about 85% of all the energy consumed in the world comes from fossil fuels. The heat-trapping carbon dioxide emitted by the burning of these fuels is the driving force behind the global temperature rise we are experiencing today.
Stories Behind the Numbers VI: One Vote Can Rock the Boat!
Politics and Elections are complex, emotionally charged topics that generate a lot of different information and opinions. While the topics can be both polarizing and confusing, they are important for all of us to understand, engage in and discuss. They form the foundation of US Democracy and set the course for the future of our country...
Stories Behind the Numbers V: Who’s Vote is it Anyways?
The year 2020 has truly been one for the ages. It is a year where many different societal issues have been put in the spotlight to spark national conversations. It is a year where an infectious disease has killed thousands, brought the World Economy to its knees, and disrupted the fabric of everyday life. However, it is also a year where Americans must decide on the leadership that will navigate our country through this crisis (and others) for the next four years...
Lean Learning: Not Lazy...But Efficient
Implementing a Lean Learning approach into our workflow - powered by tools as simple as Google and YouTube - give us both the confidence and ability to find solutions to all sorts of data questions. This executive control and the moderate stress level that accompanies it is what makes the Lean Learning approach so powerful...
Stories Behind the Numbers IV: Where's the Money Going? Small Business Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the American economy struggles to regain its footing during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, many are looking to Congress and the White House for leadership and a continued plan of action. Small businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic with the number of active small business owners dropping from 15 million to 11.7 million between February and April, the largest drop in US history.
Stories Behind The Numbers III: A Probe into the Mobile Phone Location Data Tracking Industry
Imagine this scenario: A private company asks you to keep a tracking device on you at all times, that this tracker will sporadically send precise geographical coordinates of your location to a cloud database at various points throughout the day. On top of that, said company also owns the rights to this “anonymous” data to do with as they please...
Stories Behind the Numbers II: Quantifying the Power of Civil Resistance: The 3.5% Rule
The death of George Floyd and the demonstrations that have followed fit into a tragic cycle that has become periodic over the past several years. An unarmed black man is killed by a police officer or an armed civilian feeling entitled to act as law enforcement. Mass protests arise demanding change. Policy makers respond with condolences and promises of reform. The cycle continues...
Stories Behind the Numbers I: Empowering a Church to Live their Mission with Financial Transparency
Every organization - whether a Fortune 500 company, a family-owned pizza joint, or the neighborhood church - operates more efficiently if its leaders have clear and immediate visibility into where their money is coming and going. This is especially true for non-profit organizations..
Tim Youtz & Sam Finnerty